A new quad poster for Resident Evil: Retribution is now online, courtesy of Argentinian film site Cine 1. Check it out below!
Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the fifth installment in the franchise stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kodjoe and Li Bingbing and arrives in theaters on September 14th.
In "Retribution," the Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
Wayfare Entertainment has set David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night, Hard Candy) to direct the upcoming psychological thriller, Villain, written by Josh Zetumer (Robocop). Wayfare Entertainment is producing and financing the film, with shooting scheduled to take place in Alaska.
Villain follows two brothers as they confront their dark past in an unforgiving wilderness. The filmmakers are currently casting for the two lead roles.
Wayfare Entertainment's Ben Browning , Sarah Shepard and Jeremy Kipp Walker will produce. Wayfare's Michael Maher will executive produce with Zetumer. Wayfare's Sarah Shepard brought the project into the company.
Browning said: "David is a brilliant director with an eye for gritty, dark thrillers. He's the perfect match for Josh's phenomenal script and we are confident that we will draw top-tier talent to the project in the coming weeks."
Wayfare Entertainment recently closed a deal to produce an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling fantasy novel The Graveyard Book for Disney. In addition, Wayfare is currently in post-production on Sebastian Cordero's The Europa Report starring Sharlto Copley, and Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales.
Wayfare's previous films include Sanctum, It's Kind of a Funny Story and Ondine.
20th Century Fox's 2013 sequel, A Good Day to Die Hard, has lined another actor in Cole Hauser, Deadline reports. He'll play a villain by the name of Collins.
A Good Day to Die Hard puts Bruce Willis' John McClane on an international stage -- truly a NYC fish out of water in Moscow -- and introduces his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney). An apple that has not fallen far from the tree, Jack may even be more of a hardass than his father. Despite their differences, they must work together to keep each other alive – and the world safe for democracy.
Hauser, who has previously acted alongside Willis in Hart's War and Tears of the Sun, also joins Sebastian Koch and Yulia Snigir in the February 14th, 2013 release.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly have their sights set on a holiday themed comedy with a twist. Variety reports that the sibling pair are planning on development Dear Satan from screenwriter Dan Ewen.
The plot of Satan involves a 7-year-old girl who, in an attempt to send Santa a Christmas letter, accidentally misspells his name and winds up inviting Satan to her holidays.
The brothers most recently directed The Three Stooges for 20th Century Fox, where Satan is also set up. Their next film, set to shoot later this year, is the much-anticipated sequel, Dumb and Dumber 2.
Following Jessica Chastain's announcement yesterday that she won't be joining the cast of Iron Man 3 comes word, via Variety, that Rebecca Hall (The Town, Everything Must Go) may take the part instead.
The role is said to be that of a scientist that is the intellectual equal of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. Although it's not confirmed, it's possible that the part is Dr. Maya Hansen, a character responsible for the "Extremis" nanotechnology that is said to be a key part of the sequel's focus.
Written and directed by Shane Black (and co-written by Drew Pearce), Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce and is set for release on May 3, 2013.
Dimensions Films has debuted through CraveOnline, a brand new clip from their upcoming Piranha 3DD. Check it out in the player below!
After the terror unleashed on Lake Victoria in Piranha 3D, the pre-historic school of blood thirsty piranhas are back. This time, no one is safe from the flesh eating fish as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of summer's best attraction, The Big Wet Water Park. Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) reprises his role as the eccentric piranha expert with survivor Paul Scheer ("The League") and a partially devoured Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) back for more fish frenzy. David Hasselhoff trades in the sandy beaches of "Baywatch" to be a celebrity lifeguard at the racy water park. Prepare for double the terror, double the action and double the D's in this sequel also starring Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon), Katrina Bowden ("30 Rock"), Danielle Panabaker (The Crazies), Matt Bush (Adventureland), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man) and David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy).
Matthew Vaughn is in talks with Universal to bring Kick-Ass 2 to the studio. The first film was distributed by Lionsgate.
Heat Vision reports that Vaughn has "handpicked" Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) to direct the film, which is of course based on the Mark Millar-John Romita, Jr. comic series. Vaughn scripted and will produce the follow-up -- but not direct as he did on the original -- as he's no doubt busy with X-Men: First Class 2.
Kick-Ass 2 will be based on the comic-book miniseries of the same name as well as the spinoff book Hit-Girl, which hits next month.
Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Chloe Moretz (Hit-Girl) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist) are all expected to return for the sequel, which has a September production start set.
VMan magazine has published a really interesting article in which former "Spider-Man" franchise star Tobey Maguire interviews The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield about taking over the role this July 3rd. Here are a few excerpts, but you can check out the full interview here and here.
TM What was the process? How did you end up being the guy?
AGIt was pretty basic, apart from it being more dragged out and pressure-filled and dramatic than any other audition process I've ever been through. They like to put you through the ringer, in the respect that it creates drama and tension among a generation of actors.
TM Yeah, I completely understand. What kind of effect has this had on you?
AG The main thing I'm thinking about and worrying about is what happens after this movie comes out. What was your experience when you became Spider-Man in people's eyes? I'm interested to hear what you have to say about the whole life change that it brings. Because right now I have a host of fears that I'm contending with on a minute-to-minute basis. I'm not in the reality of it yet, so I'm sure I'm imagining it will be much worse than it is. I admire you so much because you're an actor and that's all you've ever been and all you ever will be. It must be very hard to hold on to the simple fact of wanting to be an actor, to tell stories and not have your image become bigger than your art. Do you have a recollection of a definite change, or was it a seamless thing?
TM I think our thing was a little bit different because movies hadn't been doing the sort of opening-weekend business that's fairly common—even expected—today. The first Harry Potter came out about six months before us and it was this phenom- enon from Day one. it was so wild because it was a new thing at that moment—and i'm not saying that hasn't happened in movie history, but at the time that was a big jump. and then that happened with us. People didn't anticipate [2002's Spider- Man] to be like that. Leading up to it you start to get reactions and people tell you, you know, what the tracking is and what range your opening weekend box office is likely to be. but for me it was kind of unexpected. So much shifted in my life the weekend the movie came out. it was shocking.
AG Right. I just feel such a great responsibility to the story and to the fans, because I know in my heart how much this character means to people, because it means that much to me. For the sake of all the people who care about it as much as I do—I want to bring the character to life and make sure they're as satisfied as they can possibly be.
TM That's very cool. A lot of what you've been talking about, the connectivity between you and the story and the fans, it seems like you have a great respect for the character.
AG Very much so. Peter Parker is such a positive character—he's pure wish fulfillment, an underdog. I grew so much from him when I was a kid, from the comics all the way up to the first movie you were in. I was 19 when I saw [Spider-Man]. I got a pirated dvd at portobello Market with my friend Terry Mcguiness, and we went back to my skanky apartment in North London and we watched it twice in a row and then practiced your final line in the mirror!
AG Terry has this thick accent and every time I would recite that line he would laugh this very distinct laugh and say, "No, man, you could never be f*cking Spider-Man. You'll never be f*cking Spider-Man!" I was so humiliated and upset. But, um...f*ck you, Terry!
The Amazing Spider-Man also stars Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
After the record-breaking opening weekend of Marvel's The Avengers, writer and director Joss Whedon has posted the following note to his fans at Whedonesque:
The Purple. IN WHICH the guy who comes before "Esque" shares his deep depth, and then links you to a vid of him as a poop coach.
Well, it's been quite a weekend. Someday, long from now, I will even have an emotional reaction to it, like a person would. I can't wait! But before I become blinded by this "emotion" experience, there's a few things I'd like to say. Well, type.
People have told me that this matters, that my life is about to change. I am sure that is true. And change is good -- change is exciting. I think -- not to jinx it -- that I may finally be recognized at Comiccon. Imagine! Also, with my percentage of "the Avengers" gross, I can afford to buy... [gets call from agent. Weeps manfully. Resumes typing.] ...a fine meal. But REALLY fine, with truffles and s#!+. And I can get a studio to finance my dream project, the reboot of "Air Bud" that we all feel is so long overdue. (He could play Jai Alai! Think of the emotional ramifications of JAI ALAI!!!!)
What doesn't change is anything that matters. What doesn't change is that I've had the smartest, most loyal, most passionate, most articulate group of -- I'm not even gonna say fans. I'm going with "peeps" -- that any cult oddity such as my bad self could have dreamt of. When almost no one was watching, when people probably should have STOPPED watching, I've had three constants: my family and friends, my collaborators (often the same), and y'all. A lot of stories have come out about my "dark years", and how I'm "unrecognized"... I love these stories, because they make me seem super-important, but I have never felt the darkness (and I'm ALL about my darkness) that they described. Because I have so much. I have people, in my life, on this site, in places I've yet to discover, that always made me feel the truth of success: an artist and an audience communicating. Communicating to the point of collaborating. I've thought, "maybe I'm over; maybe I've said my piece". But never with fear. Never with rancor. Because of y'all. Because you knew me when. If you think topping a box office record compares with someone telling you your work helped them through a rough time, you're probably new here. (For the record, and despite my inhuman distance from the joy-joy of it: topping a box office record is super-dope. I'm an alien, not a robot.) So this is me, saying thank you. All of you. You've taken as much guff for loving my work as I have for over-writing it, and you deserve, in this our time of streaming into the main, to crow. To glow. To crow and go "I told you so", to those Joe Blows not in the know. (LAST time I hire Dr. Seuss to punch my posts up. Yeesh!) Point being, you deserve some honor, AND you deserves some FAQs answered. So please welcome my old friend and certainly not-on-my-payroll reporter/flunky, Rutherford D. Actualperson!
RDA: So good to see you, young Joss! is it possible you've gotten more attractive since we last spoke, and less fungal in odor?
JW: Thanks for noticing. Let's talk.
RDA: "the Scavengers" is a huge success! Does this mean you have changed the very fabric of existence?
JW: Dude, it's just a movie. Also, yes.
RTA: I've seen a lot of a talk about "the Availers" vs "the Dark Knight Rises". How will you feel if you're eclipsed by Nolan?
JW: I'm glad I made you ask that. I will feel sad. But let's look at the bigger picture, and I can't say this enough: THIS IS NOT A ZERO SUM GAME. Our successes, whoever has the mostest, are a boon to each other. We're in the business of proving that superhero movies aren't just eye-candy (they're eye-TRUFFLES!). People seem intent on setting us against each other, and though I'm proud to be Woody Strode to Nolan's Kirk Douglas, I think they're missing the point. Whatever TDKR does on its first weekend, the only stat that matters to me is the ticket I'M definitely buying. Nolan and Raimi INVENTED the true superhero flick, yo. (Special mention to Jon Favreau and James Gunn.) Happy to be in the mix.
RTA: What does this mean for your upcoming slate of tiny independent films/Internet shenanigans? Will they fall by the wayside?
JW: There may be new ideas realized -- I always leave myself open to that -- but my commitment to Wastelanders and Dr H.2 does not waver. Those stories bubble on my stove.
RTA: And TV?
JW: TV is my great love. To tell stories with that alacrity, intensity, and immediacy... Nothing quite like it. I imagine it's not dissimilar to the feeling great poker players have: "Here's what I got, here's where I'm going... How to trick everybody into thinking I know what I'm doing?" [Full disclosure : Joss hates poker. He is probably talking about bridge. But it should apply nonetheless.].
RTA: What message would you give fans of "the Lavenders" who are not so familiar with your previous work?
JW: "Cabin In the Woods": still in (some) theaters!
RTA: Is 'the Ravengers" a perfect movie? It did get an A+ cinemascore...
JW: There are very few perfect movies. "The Court Jester", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Godfather" I & II... The list does not go on and on. "The Avengers" is notably IMperfect, which makes its success mean so much more to me -- because it's striking a chord that matters MORE than its obvious flaws. Like the team, it appears to be more than the sun of its parts. Boo-yah!
RTA: What do you feel is the greatest achievement of "the Avoiders"?
JW: Getting "mewling quim" out there to the masses. Also, Hulk.
RTA: Anyone in particular you'd like to thank?
JW: [Reads from notecard]. I couldn't have done this myself. Part of this Saturn Award belongs to Jeremy Latcham, Kevin Feige, and the fine Marvel folk... But the secret ingredient is my closest peeps: J-Mo, who did uncredited punch-up work (carrier battle, yo!), Z-bro, Drew "I am Loki only taller and foppier" Goddard, and Kai, all of whom worked the story with me. Without them (and Jeremy), I'd still be figuring out how the Wasp fits in to this, and where to put Red Hulk.
RTA: What's next for Joss "finally got it right for a change" Whedon?
JW: Can we not call me that?
RTA: Just deal. Whut up?
JW: I really think we should discuss that nickname, but I'm finishing "Much Ado About Nothing" this month. If you liked "the Avengers", you'll love... I can't. It's Shakespeare. And not in the park. I hope it gets watched.
RTA: Any message to your precious "Whedonesk?"
JW: I'm not aware of that group.
RTA: Didn't they know you when?
JW: I'm not sure who you mean. I'm discarding my old fans so I can concentrate on fame, Euro-trash guy-jewelry and my precious "Air Bud" reboot. But, dude, don't print that!
RTA: You have my word.
So, that's our post! Hope you enjoyed it. Hope you'll continue to carry the banner even though other people may have joined the parade. (Kind of a gay pride/Newsies vibe: sentence accomplished!) Hope you understand how I feel. Cliff notes: grateful.
"Here's to us. Who's like us? Damn few" -- Stephen Sondheim, "Merrily We Roll Along".
"It took a dog playing Jai Alai to teach us humanity!" --Me, in that awesome film I'm gonna make.
Despite the many rumors, Marion Cotillard tells The Hollywood Reporter that she does not play Talia al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. The interview with the actress reads as follows:
The actress started filming Knight in June 2011, working on and off until the fall in locations including Los Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh. She says there were long gaps when she wasn't needed: "It was a very, very small role."
Otherwise, Cotillard is coy about the picture, whose storyline has fueled pages of Internet speculation. All she'll confirm is that, contrary to some fans' belief, she does not play Talia, the vengeful daughter of Liam Neeson's character, Ra's Al Ghul (who also appeared in Batman Begins), and that she takes the role of Miranda Tate, an ecologically minded businesswoman who "is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She's a good guy." But does she stay that way? "Yes," she insists.
You can check out the full interview at the link above. The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters and IMAX on July 20.
Variety reports that Luke Evans is in negotiations to play the villain in Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious 6. Twitch had previously said that Evans had received an offer for the role.
He'll be joining Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez in the Justin Lin-directed action thriller, written by Chris Morgan. Neil Moritz is producing along with Diesel and Clayton Townsend.
The trade says the May 24, 2013 release "would involve the crew heading overseas to work on a heist job. Evans would be the leader of another crew trying to pull off the same job."
Evans' recent credits include Immortals and The Raven. He can be seen this December in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Katie Cassidy (Taken) will topline as the title character in the mind-bending thriller The Scribbler, which begins production this week in downtown Los Angeles.
Starring alongside Cassidy will be Garret Dillahunt (Winter's Bone), Michelle Trachtenberg ("Gossip Girl"), Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse"), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe), Michael Imperioli (The Lovely Bones), Billy Campbell ("The Killing"), and Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience). Rounding out the supporting cast are Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede), Kunal Nayyar ("The Big Bang Theory"), and T.V. Carpio (Limitless). John Suits is directing.
The Scribbler concerns Suki (Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using "The Siamese Burn," an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being "cured," she's haunted by a thought... what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?
NAA Founder Gabriel Cowan will produce alongside NightSky productions Ken F. Levin. Caliber's Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller will executive produce the film alongside NAA's Kerry Johnson. Daniel Schaffer adapted the screenplay adapted from his own graphic novel, which Image Comics originally published in 2006 and is going to be re-released by First Comics in conjunction with the film's opening.
The first TV spot for Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man has aired and teases an upcoming "4-Minute Super Preview" that will air on the season premiere of NBC's "America's Got Talent" on May 14th! You can watch the spot below.
Coming to 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 3, the action adventure stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.